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  1. Well now that you know about Gardner you must want one. Right? Well in the near future one will be on the market an eight cyl, Imperial sedan, 1926. It's been sitting 2 or 3 years so it has the fuel issues. It is in Texas but still 300 miles from Springtown. I will probably list it on the for sale page in about 10 days. You can PM if interested. Picture from a 1926 auto show. Warning these are rare.
  2. Wonderful comments - Got some answers The museum in Oshawa is a great place to visit if your near Oshawa. The 1926 Landau Roadster was one of 3 Gardner cars at a Milwaukee show a few years ago. This was in another magazine about 2015 at that time his Duesenberg was in his car barn and the Gardner was in his family room. I gave him documentation that by 1925 you could order any color you wanted for a fee. There were those that thought the color wasn't factory. I do know about the 1928 Roadster and hope to have it out by April or May or.....
  3. Good memory!! Ken owned the brown 1930 roadster from at least the early 50's. He passed in 1992 and the his cars were sold at auction. A picture of that roadster on on my 'where are they now' page. Unrestored and mint with about 24,000 miles. The other car a 1923 coupe is now in Michigan.
  4. The Bill Oexle Roadster is listed on my for sale page - Link: GardnerMotorCars So far I know of 152 Gardner cars, but those in the link of the first post are the ones I have pictures for but don't know where they are. In the last month I found one in England and two in Australia -- Search goes on. And yes it's a spark plug wrench the only tool with the GARDNER name.
  5. March 17th will be the 100th birthday of the Gardner Motor Company. This date used to be known as St Patrick's Day. To celebrate the club is trying to locate 11 cars, we have the pictures. Please contact me if you know where any of these are located. Link to pictures page: MISSING
  6. All 4 fenders for 1927 - 1928 Gardner very good condition. Details and pictures at: Located in Oklahoma
  7. Check the 'tech aids and tips' page at there is a 28 page book on Lycoming series H. Not much on water pumps but it might be worth printing anyway. I look every year at Hershey for a Lycoming manual ah maybe next year I'll find one. What car do you have with the 2H engine?
  8. I also checked my bill when checking out and was charged for parking - I flew in from Minnesota. They took it off the bill - no apology or even a thank you for staying there.
  9. I updated my web site to include the information about the oil pump, which also has selected pages from the Auburn 4-44 manual and the CF engine. Thank you Slospeed and pgb123 for all your help. site: select Tech Aid & Tips then select engines and you'll find the PDF files
  10. Bud let me know if you find that information on the oil pump. I down loaded it years ago from oldihc and lost it when my PC crashed. I contacted oldhc and they no longer had it in their files. Gardners were made for 12 years and the oil pump on the CE engine is the biggest failure point I know of. Also thanks for sending Terry to my web site, I was excited to hear about a Radio Special in England.
  11. Wow - Some real experts out there -Thank you
  12. Any idea where this engine was used? Sorry for the poor pictures, these were sent to me.
  13. Gardner Motor Company had one woman design the griffin, another woman sculpture it. They also had women colorists to assign their 50 color combinations in the late 20's.
  14. Yes the car is sold but there is a 1927 Gardner roadster on my web site now. on the for sale page.
  15. Car is not mine but I can vouch for both car and seller. 1941 V-12 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet. An early 1941 model with less than 14,500 miles since a complete mechanical restoration including engine, transmission, Columbia 2 speed rear axle, steering sector, etc. The engine rebuild was done using Bob Olmsted (Ford engineering staff) upgrades for increasing oil pressure and delivery. Engine was cleaned and hot tanked, bored, decked and balanced with new valves, pistons, insert bearing etc. and I have receipts for all of the above. The engine has new aluminum polished heads and polished intake manifold. The Columbia rear axle was re-built and bullet proofed. All new Rhode Island wiring was installed thru-out. It has the hot air heater system, complete and restored but not currently installed. The top, floor coverings and trunk lining have been done recently and are in pristine condition. The dash has been wood grained as original and most inside gauges & metal trim gold plated. Older paint job holding up well but does have some chips and no longer up to highpoint judging standards. All exterior plating done to show quality. The metal spare tire cover is not shown in the pictures but is included. Price is way under cost of restoring one to this condition. Asking $72,500.00. The Lincoln Continentals thru 1948 are recognized by the Classic Car Club as full Classics. Floyd Jaehnert, St. Paul, MN Home# 651-776-9859 Cell# 612-715-6802 Work# 612-331-5512 e-mail
  16. This may be a long shot but easy to check. - You have a replacement oil pump, the original was pot metal, could there be a problem with the new oil pump?? The oil pump is controlled by the throttle, you might try to disconnect the linkage from carb to pump and manually control the pump at different rpm's. I know it's a long shot but you've tried so many other things - good luck.
  17. Wow - that is an authentic restoration on a Radio Special. Limousine blue was the favorite color for this car.
  18. I agree it was an interesting thread. I want to thank Alfe and John S Penn who pointed him to my web site. I took a look at the photos and told him what I saw that was wrong or missing and we've already located a few parts. The slogan for the '23-'25 Gardner was "all that a four can save and all that a six can do", was no idle boast. At 43HP it was the most powerful 4 cyl, and the Radio Special had all the options making this car a very desirable '24 four banger. Most important is the new home the car will have, he has a real appreciation of automotive history.
  19. I don't know of any Ned Gardner with the car company. Russell Gardner was a partner in a very successful investment firm after he quit making cars. Died in 1978.
  20. A 1931 Gardner Model 148 came up on ebay. I don't know all the rules to HPOF but I believe this would qualify. Original paint and interior, 26,7xx miles. Some repaint on hood & engine. Runs and is in excellent condition This is not my car but I helped him list it, so I know the reserve price is below the real value. (Don't ask me what it is I can't say) Ebay link Located in California
  21. Thanks Taylormade - I saw him at Hershey but now I can't find his contact information or even his name.
  22. Does anyone know who bought the Verdone Casting business?
  23. I think it's a good question - I always thought if I lived in the south in the 1920's I'd paint my car white by brush if I had to. I did read a long time ago that black was the fastest drying color and the only color that could keep up with the production line, I don't know how true that is. Attached is a factory photo of a white 1926 Gardner roadster. Gardner had colors in 1920 but for some reason did not advertise that until about 1927.